Sunday nights can be a real downer, but with a mind shift and a little planning, it can be a fun start to the week.
Do you dread Sunday night?
What is Sunday night dread? It’s dreading Sunday nights because you know that come Monday morning, you have to return to school or work. It’s amazing that when the week ends on Friday, one can have a feeling of excitement of what is to come during the weekend. Is it a sporting event, hiking, shopping, traveling, or just lounging? Then, on Sundays…not so much…you never want the day to end. How can you make the transition easier?
Change your Sunday night routines.
Watch your favorite TV shows or a movie (a good classic in black-and-white will usually do the trick).
Have a special family dinner (use nice plates, decorate the table, and enjoy a good conversation).
See it as the start of a new week, instead of the end of the weekend (yeah, I know a little half-empty vs. half-full theory).
Pamper yourself, with extra care (using special body wash, lotion, and exfoliate feet).
Prepare for Monday and the week ahead.
Plan a fun task to start the week ( a special coffee drink, a phone call with someone you enjoy talking to, etc.)
Find ways to make even the most unattractive tasks more fun. (Listen to music or pair it with another fun activity.)
Downsize your expectations of what you can get done on Monday (leave room for interruptions and weekend backlog).
Keep Mondays relaxed. Don’t make stressful plans for Monday evening. Be able to look forward to coming home and relaxing.
Plan for the coming week on Friday, so you can jump right in on Monday when you return.
How do you avoid the Sunday night blues?